IETF RFC: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

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Date added 26 November 2008
Last edited 10 November 2009

Full Title

IETF RFC: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

Description

IETF RFC: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is a push protocol which ensures reliable and efficient transfer of e-mail through relay across multiple networks. Assuming a reliable ordered data stream channel, relay is independent of a particular transmission subsystem.

Standards Developing Organisation

IETF

Rights

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Lifecycle Actions

Access, Use and Reuse
Create or Receive

Standard Framework

Electronic Records Management Standards

Standard Type

Internet Protocols

Current Version

Further Information

Alternative Current Versions

None.

Previous Versions

Referenced Standards

ANSI X3.4-1968, USA Code for Information Interchange
IANA: 2007, Address Literal Tags
IANA: 2007, Mail Parameters
IETF RFC 1035: November 1987, Domain Names - Implementation and Specification
IETF RFC 1047: February 1988, Duplicate Messages and SMTP
IETF RFC 1056: June 1988, A Distributed Mail System for Personal Computers
IETF RFC 1176: August 1990, Interactive Mail Access Protocol
IETF RFC 1652: July 1994, SMTP Service Extension for 8bit-MIMEtransport
IETF RFC 1847: October 1995, Security Multiparts for MIME: Multipart/Signed and Multipart/Encrypted
IETF RFC 1869: November 1995, SMTP Service Extensions
IETF RFC 1870: November 1995, SMTP Service Extension for Message Size Declaration
IETF RFC 1939 (STD 53): May 1996, Post Office Protocol - Version 3
IETF RFC 1985: August 1996, SMTP Service Extension for Remote Message Queue Starting
IETF RFC 2045: November 1996, Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part One: Format of Internet Message Bodies
IETF RFC 2047: November 1996, MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part Three: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text
IETF RFC 2119: March 1997, Key Words for Use in IETF RFCs to Indicate Requirement
IETF RFC 2156: January 1998, MIXER (Mime Internet X.400 Enhanced Relay): Mapping between X.400 and IETF RFC 822/MIME
IETF RFC 822: August 1982, Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text messages, STD 11
IETF RFC 937: February 1985, Post Office Protocol: Version 2
IETF RFC 959(STD 9): October 1985, File Transfer Protocol